Upcoming exhibitions

Keep up to date with our upcoming exhibitions and events. Exhibitions are held at the Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne Burwood Campus and are free and open to the public.

Image right: Brigit Heller, Poles Apart 2003 (detail), blue band painted pipe and steel wire, Purchase 2004, Deakin University Art Collection. Image © and courtesy of the artist.

Upcoming exhibitions

Fayen d’Evie: I brave a whirlwind of dust, while those about me close their eyes...

When: 10 July–11 August 2023

Fayen d’Evie is an artist and writer, born in Malaysia, raised in Aotearoa New Zealand, and now living in the bushlands of Jaara country, Australia. This exhibition celebrates d’Evie’s far reaching and influential practice that explores access as a force of new creative potentialities. Using sound, touch, movement, performance and language d’Evie expands upon the limitations of the visual arts.

This exhibition surveys recent projects with a range of interdisciplinary collaborators including, among others, performance maker Alex Craig, dancers Benjamin Hancock and Anna Seymour, printmaker Trent Walter, and paintings by the San Francisco based artist and advocate Jennifer Justice. Curated by James Lynch.

Fayen d’Evie and Trent Walter
Janaleen sings, and hides 2017
tactile screenprint and 3-channel audio description
printed by Trent Walter, Negative Press
© and courtesy of the artist

Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award 2023

When: 22 August–13 October 2023

In its thirteenth year, this annual acquisitive award and exhibition is organised by the Art Collection and Galleries Unit at Deakin University. One outstanding work will be chosen as the winner from the short listed finalists and become part of the Deakin University Art Collection.

Scotty So
Suburbkin in Red 2022
Nylon and metal
Winner of the 2022 Deakin University Contemporary
Small Sculpture Award
Deakin University Art Collection
© and courtesy of the artist and Mars Gallery, Melbourne

Text – Re read

When: 24 October–15 December 2023

Curated by guest curator Stephen Wickham and Leanne Willis, this exhibition is a celebration of thoughtful engagement with ideas. Text – Re read acknowledges the importance of words, texts, articles and books, from illuminated manuscripts to la poésie concrete, words and the ideas therein that remain central to art-making and its reception.

Much has been said about the inspirational muses and the ‘Eureka moment’ – the flash of insight where sources and origins are revealed and then manifested. This exhibition highlights a slow consideration of the complex relationships between artists, artworks and the ideas embodied in books and many other material sources. Text – Re read is the second exhibition of the Deakin University Centre for Abstract+Non-Objective Art, The Void: Visible being the inaugural in November 2017.

Stephen Wickham
Black Cruciform as Stupa Floor Plan 1996
oil on linen
Deakin University Art Collection.
© and courtesy of the artist
photo by Simon Peter Fox

Finding the gallery

To find the gallery on campus, enter Deakin University via Entrance 1, (Holland Avenue), off Burwood Highway. Continue straight for 500 metres. As you pass the overhead foot bridge, the gallery is on your right. If arriving by car, you can park in any of the bays on the left of Holland Avenue. Alternatively, follow Holland Avenue all the way around to the second parking entrance.

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